Charlie J.

asked • 05/12/20

Which quotation correctly uses an ellipses?

Read this quotation carefully.


"The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract."


—“The Gettysburg Address,”

Abraham Lincoln



Which quotation correctly uses an ellipses?


A. “The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above. . . .”

B. “The brave men . . . who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to detract.”

C. “The brave men . . . who struggled here. . . .”

D. “The brave men . . . far above our poor power to add or detract.”


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Aaron W. answered • 05/12/20

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Charlie J.

Okay, Aaron.
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05/12/20

Charlie J.

Thanks!
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05/12/20

Abby K.

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First, ellipses always come in threes. Never use two or four or five or ... dots. Technically, they aren't about getting somewhere faster, although that's the result. They represent missing words. So, when you quote something you can use ellipses to represent the words you may have omitted because they weren't relevant to your point. You'll also see ellipses at an end of list, indicating that there are many more examples but the writer thinks he or she has already provided enough to give you the idea. Finally, ellipses are used to indicate that a thought or situation continues past the page or the time of writing; the end is unknown. I'm not going to tell you the answer to your homework. Now that you have the deets you can figure it out yourself. Best, Abby
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05/20/20

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